I usually dont mind cleanups, during the periods when I am not getting ready to cut grass and doing alot of new landscape installs. This one put me over the edge. It is in a "high end" neighborhood, probably 200K + houses. Anyways, one of my existing customers has just moved and says he needs some leaves picked up. I was thinking piece of cake, right, no more than a 1/2 day to a day no matter how big. His property is about an acre and the entire back yard has a huge privacy fence around it for the eyesore that is back there. The leaves have never been picked up, the trees are dense, and all of the water from the entire neighborhood collects back their. I didnt notice it for the leaves when giving the estimate, but now? Now you could throw out a couple of duck decoys and expect to kill something. Its full of water and I am losing money on it by the hour. I know, I know, should have gone by the hour. But they didnt want me to, so I set a price of $350 and am charging $35 a load to haul it off to protect myself. Ive gotten 3 loads taken and am fed up!!! I am going to talk to the customer before I go back over there and jump ship. Is this wise??? I honestly think I am way over my head, and I really am if I go to the back of the property (well, almost). He gave me $225 as a deposit. I will try to get another $100 and maybe haul another load to make him happy. There is too much money to be made than with this customer. We have probably worked 9 hours, and like I said, losing money by the minute.